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1.8T owners - MPG

excursion Dec 1, 2003

  1. excursion

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    I am getting 27MPG from mine, and it's not driven hard. This is to work everyday at around 70MPH, and a small bit of city driving.

    This seems very low to me, what does everyone else get?
     
  2. BarryT

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    Mine gets about 25mpg So you're doing alright. I drive about 12 miles on the interstate and the rest is all up and down hill for the next 4 miles or so.
     
  3. Speedy

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    Mine is no more than 25-27mpg...
     
  4. excursion

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    Ahh ok, thanks guys. This seems really bad to me for an engine of it's size.
     
  5. RichA3Turbo

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    Must be the A4 alone then, cos i get 31 average and thats 14miles each day...

    Rich
     
  6. excursion

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    RichA3Turbo said:
    Must be the A4 alone then, cos i get 31 average and thats 14miles each day...

    Rich

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    I guess that's about right mate, there's a fair amount of weight in the A4.
     
  7. RichA3Turbo

    RichA3Turbo ...Watching you! Staff Member Moderator

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    Youd be surprised! the weight difference is minimal 70kg to be exact.. so only 1 person really.

    Rich
     
  8. mramage

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    Hmmm, I used to regularly get over 30MPG in my A4 1.8T. Even chipped, I still hovered about the 30 or so. Drive it hard and it dropped to 25, easy I could see 35.

     
  9. excursion

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    No way can I get 35, I tried. I stuck to 60 all the way to work and back for a week. That hurt -but still 29.

    Think I'll get it checked out.
     
  10. Fraser

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    I get 33 on average. 50 mile round trip motorway and small roads

    whole tank about 34 too
     
  11. excursion

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    Hmmm, hmmm How long does it take you guys to get from 120-140MPH, does it seem like forever?
     
  12. Gambba

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    Upto about 135 it doesn't seem to take long, but after that it takes an age it seems. I'm often surprised at how quickly I'm doing 140 mph...quite frightening actually /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

    And to be cruising at these speeds and watch an S8 go by at 160 mph + is rather funny.
     
  13. excursion

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    Gambba said:
    And to be cruising at these speeds and watch an S8 go by at 160 mph + is rather funny.

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    /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mad.gif That would be well good, I wish our raods were like that!
     
  14. Gambba

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    Well I still have to cruise across the boarder to do these speeds legally.....not that stops me /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif

    No what is call is pulling away from an chipped A3TQ and a chipped S3 on the autobahn and putting up a bit of resistance to the S8 before being passed......but I had my revenge on some backroads where I left them all for dead /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/lol.gif
     
  15. mev2001

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    I get aproxx 33mpg ,out of my A4, thats 40miles per trip , 30=motorway - 10 town

    & thats with a chip , filter etc, the lowest ive had it is 23 & that was giving it some! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif
     
  16. Gambba

    Gambba Active Member

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    Gambba said:
    No what is call is pulling away from an chipped

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    Moron! Must be an American doesn't know the difference between cool and call! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/lol.gif
     
  17. Anito

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    I'm currently showing 33.7 out of mine. That's a fair bit of motorway miles but also a few 5-6 miles trips in between. <font color="blue"> </font>
     
  18. cbass

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    Nicolas,
    Do you have a 1.8T too? Because I only get about 22-23 mpg on mine too and seeing that you are the only other american on this thread I was wondering if anybody knows if the American models are different or what else might cause bad gas mileage?

    Thanks!
     
  19. TheTonsta

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    Brad

    Isn't your gas over there a lower octane level than us?
    I think your standard gas is like 91 octane ?? Our octane here is 95, or 97/98 with the good stuff. Makes a big difference!

    Tone
     
  20. bredhurststeve

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    always use optimax,mind you it can cost quite a bit,what do people pay per litre around the country?
    my local station charge 81.4p per litre
     
  21. mev2001

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    Its 77.9 For optimax here (sunny dunstable /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif)
    I always seem to get more miles with optimax too!
     
  22. TheTonsta

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    I think the for the US guys, Premium gas is only 91 Octane !!! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif

    That's why A) fuel consumption is bad B) no power C) fuel is so cheap..
     
  23. excursion

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    It calculates to about the same rating as ours, it's calculated differently - it's MON where we use RON.
     
  24. Gambba

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    cocktaildesigner said:
    Brad

    Isn't your gas over there a lower octane level than us?
    I think your standard gas is like 91 octane ?? Our octane here is 95, or 97/98 with the good stuff. Makes a big difference!

    Tone

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    Tone,

    As Excursion says the octane ratings are calculated differently and actaully the US fuels maximum octane rating when compared to ours is closer to 100!! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif
     
  25. Drill

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    Well, I don't have a US spec 1.8T, but IIRC the US engines ARE detuned more than the others for emissions reasons /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif Bastards /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mad.gif

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  26. cbass

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    Yes it is lower octane, that is definately it. I even put 91 Octane in (Crazy that that is our most expensive, highest octane gas!!). Thanks for the note, I was wondering why my MPG was so low, I guess that's about normal then for 91 octane, huh?

    I am assuming that Optimax is your "Premium" gasoline? Is this correct?
    Thanks!
     
  27. cbass

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    well, maybe its the 'detuninng' then, Thanks for a few explanations, those at least make me feel better about the gas mileage!
     
  28. TheTonsta

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    Oh. Oops! MON/RON - so I can't read properly.. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/goofy.gif
     
  29. ozzy

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    I'm in the US and for normal driving I get around 25 mpg...mostly non-highway driving though. When I'm driving home from school, averaging around 75-80 mph for 10 hours I get about 30 mpg...so city/highway makes a large difference for me. I put in 93 octane (US) gas...
     
  30. bredhurststeve

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    Today i did a 100 mile trip 70 miles motorway cruising at 90-95 with the odd spurt to 120 and the rest in town traffic including sitting in a jam for 8 mins and only going 100 mtrs, i averaged 29.7 mpg, if i was a bit more careful i reckon i could get 33 mph but then the fun goes!!
     
  31. Gambba

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    Cbass said:
    I am assuming that Optimax is your "Premium" gasoline? Is this correct?


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    Depending on where you are in Europe basically, for instance only Shell in the UK sells RON 98 (Optimax), where as here in the Netherlands everyone sells 98, and in Germany I think Texeco sells RON 100 (Correct me if I'm wrong Drill).
     
  32. Drill

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    Texaco?!?! In Germany?! Or aren't they just a branch of Esso?! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif See, now ya got me confused /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile_smoking.gif

    Anyway, the only 100 Octane I've seen here is the Shell V-Power (USED to be called Optimax /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif) I think I saw something about BP/Aral offering a 99, but not sure.

    Now, my A3's averaged about 23.5 US mpg (28.2 UK mpg) up until this last week /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif And she's (Obviously) Euro spec. Since getting my AC Compressor replaced it's actually improved to about 26 mpg US (31 UK) /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif


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  33. TheTonsta

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    Your compressor is running more efficiently, therefore absorbing less power from the engine. Don't worry about it - Bonus!!

    Incidentally when they replaced the compressor did they change the pipes too?? It's just that the old pipes would have A/C mould in them - changing it over gives you nice 'clean' A/C without the bacteria! I think it's normal they do that when the compressor goes - check anyway.
     
  34. Drill

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    Didn't get billed for it, but I'll call them back and ask.

    Thx /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif
     
  35. Gambba

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    Drill said:
    Texaco?!?! In Germany?! Or aren't they just a branch of Esso?! See, now ya got me confused


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    It's not hard now is it /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif

    So apart from me spelling Texaco incorrectly and saying that they do 100 RON in Germany when they don't, I was right...yeah?
     
  36. Drill

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    Uh, NO it's NOT hard, and I'd appreciate it if we kept this from getting TOO personal /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    But no, I haven't seen any Esso stations sell anything over 98. Shell, as we all know, has 100, and as I said, I think BP/Aral has a 99 octane product coming out.

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  37. Gambba

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    Drill said:
    Uh, NO it's NOT hard, and I'd appreciate it if we kept this from getting TOO personal

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    /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh_roll.gif The confusion is inbuilt with you, stemming from the shear number of posts you put /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif
     
  38. cbass

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    Drill said:

    Now, my A3's averaged about 23.5 US mpg (28.2 UK mpg) up until this last week /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif And she's (Obviously) Euro spec.

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    So, what is the difference in MPG between here (USA) and there (UK)? Do you guys still call it "MPG" even though it's really kilometers? That would be the reason that all your gas mileage sounds so good. I already know that there is a little difference because of exhaust flow, engine specifications, etc.
    Thanks! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh_roll.gif
     
  39. wigginer

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    [censored]ps[censored]. [censored]26mpg[censored] ([censored]running[censored] [censored]average[censored] [censored]since[censored] [censored]new[censored]) [censored]from[censored] [censored]a[censored] [censored]3[censored].[censored]0[censored] ([censored]normally[censored] [censored]aspirated[censored]) [censored]using[censored] [censored]mainly[censored] [censored]Optimax[censored] ...
     
  40. wigginer

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    audi_girl2 said:
    Lol, there's a reason for that /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif A-S only been up just under a year /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif

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    ...and who are you with only two posts. hehehe!!!
     

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